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GROW-FINE Southeast Africa (GF-SEA) is a follow-on to the GROW hindcast which addresses the are offshore south and east Africa at a coarse 28 km resolution (0.25 deg) and two fine mesh 9 km (1/12th deg) nearshore grids. Shallow water effects are included. The hindcast is archived 1-hourly for the continuous period 1979-2019. Tropical cyclones within the continuous period are archived every 15 minutes on the East Africa fine mesh grid. Spectra are available at select locations.

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  • Time series of wind and wave parameters in ASCII or OSMOSIS format
  • Return period extremes for wind speed, wave height (significant, maximum and crest) and wave period
  • Operability statistics expressed as monthly and annual frequency-of-occurence tables and persistence/duration statistics
  • Directional wave spectra


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